We believe in the healing power of art and music, especially for children. This program was inspired by a gift from Peggy Marrone, art teacher at Agua Dulce Elementary School, in the Spring of 2012 when Jack was still alive. We were planning a music fundraiser for Jack that July 14, and she showed up on our doorstep with some 65 beautiful paintings of watercolor and crayon, now entitled the “Under the Sea” collection, for the event. Unfortunately, Jack entered the progression phase of the disease and we were not able to use the art at that time for the event. However, because of this gift, we were resolved to create an art event that featured children’s art as our organization’s first event as a public charity. For more details, visit the ‘Jack’s Story’ page.
Our first event as an organization did just that: Art for Jack, “Celebrating Children’s Art”, debuted Saturday, May 11 2013 at the Agua Dulce Women’s Club. Follow the link to the article, to read more about it. The 2nd Annual “Art for Jack” event was held Tuesday, May 20th at the High Desert School in Acton. Art for Jack 2015 will be Sunday, May 3, planned but yet to be confirmed for the Meadowlark School Auditorium in Acton.
Art for Jack now has a small but spirited travelling gallery looking for a home by the end of 2014, to serve as an art gallery/coffee house/thrift and collectibles store that features primarily children’s art, and provides space for small events for the foundation. Proceeds of “Art for Jack” benefit the DIPG research fund at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Galleries, with updates coming soon, are displayed as follows for your convenience:
Professional Art: Works from various artists; prints available in different sizes. Call J.A.F. 661-977-3125 for pricing on original works if you are interested in a piece. Prints from $15 donation and up, plus the cost of shipping; giclee canvas available as well.
Agua Dulce School: Spring 2012, the inspiration for ‘Art for Jack’, “Under the Sea” collection from grades K, 1, 5, Peggy Marrone, teacher. Framed originals, prints, $135 12×18(artwork), $95 9×12(artwork size). Prints from $15, 3 for $30, plus shipping.
Student artists submissions for ‘Art for Jack’ 5-11-13 from this high school in Acton, CA, special ‘Art for Jack’ and DIPG awareness project led by Paiz Carnewal, Art Teacher and Ty Devoe, Principal. For pricing on originals, framed or unframed, contact J.A.F. home office.
Paraclete H.S. Student artist volunteers for ‘Art for Jack’ 5-11-13 submitted works from this private school in Palmdale, CA.
Millikan H.S. Student artists submissions for ‘Art for Jack’ 5-11-13, special angel block-print project led by Roberta Patterson of Millikan H.S. Long Beach. Contact J.A.F. for pricing and availability of works, framed, unframed, prints.
Jack’s Young Artists: Child artist submissions for “Art for Jack” and from the event 5-11-13. Call J.A.F. for pricing and availability on originals, prints from $15 up, plus shipping. Get 3 for the donation amount for 2 on all prints!
Millikan High School, Long Beach
“Jack’s Young Artists”–various Child Artists who felt inclined to give to our Cause; gallery coming soon!!